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Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers by Martin Evening

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Chapter 7

Extending the Dynamic Range

F or many years now, everyone has become preoccupied with counting the numbers of pixels in a digital capture as if this were the one benchmark of image quality that mattered above all else. Yet size isn’t everything and it is really the quality of the pixel capture we should be concerned with most. Digital SLR cameras tend to have better quality sensors than compact digital cameras and the large high-end camera backs have features such as built-in cooling mechanisms that help them produce the very best in image capture quality. The one thing people haven’t focused on so much is the dynamic range of a camera ...

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